This is my first post here and I hope to learn many things on this site....
The bottom of a basement window frame is rotten. Completely. I was almost able to take the rotten wood out completely with my vaccum. It came out in bits and pieces.
I put in a 2 X 2 for the moment to hold the window in place.
The side and upper frame are ok.
My question is this: Can I repair this by putting a 2 X 4 under the window and foam insulation? The window sits in the cement opening of the foundation. Would I need to take the whole window out, frame and all to do this?
Or should I just call a window company and replace the whole thing?
It is a basement window and is covered in snow most winters for many months. It is below ground level and there is a drain in front of it. One winter the drain was frozen solid and we had major rain fall. The only way for the water to go was through the sides of the window and inside the basement...
I have owned this house for 10 years and it is the only time I had water coming in through that window. But I have a feeling this probably happened to previous owners as well.
If I replace the window, should I go for a window frame that is not wood?
I am a bit overwhelmed by this. Any help is greatly appreciated!!